Today, Sidewalk Labs’ proposal for Toronto, the Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP), will be released to the public. And because a lot of the innovations in the MIDP are episode topics that we’ll be exploring in Season 2, we figured we’d drop a special bonus episode with a special guest: Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff.
For our first live show, co-host Vanessa Quirk moderates a discussion with some of the familiar voices from season 1: Director of Buildings Innovation Karim Khalifa; Director of Mobility for Streets Willa Ng; and Associate Director of Sustainability Emily Kildow. We talk about everything from fire testing timber to congestion pricing to pneumatic tubes.
Thanks to City Farm Presents for having City of the Future at the festival.
Simple as it may seem, recycling properly is really hard — and our misguided attempts are actually harming the planet more than helping. But what if we could be "nudged" to recycle better? In this episode, we explore how behavioral science — and computer vision — could help us help our planet.
What if traffic lights could respond to the conditions at the intersection — perhaps stay red for an elderly walker or turn green for a crowded bus? In our third episode, we explore adaptive traffic lights, an innovation that could change the hierarchy of the street.
Imagine streets that heat up, so snow melts on contact. Or that light up, turning a car lane into pedestrian space. In our second episode, we explore the innovation that will make these things possible: modular pavement.
Wooden skyscrapers. Impossible? Not any more. Our first episode explores how mass timber could make wooden skyscrapers possible — and transform our cities. We talk to the world’s leading expert on tall wooden buildings, Michael Green, and Sidewalk’s Director of Buildings Innovation, Karim Khalifa.